Construction start: mid-2019
Construction finish: late-2019
Project cost: $6.8M
Contact: City of Gosnells – 9397 3000
The multi-million dollar redevelopment of this large park will include a new residential subdivision, children’s playground, barbecues, seating, lighting, street parking and a dog exercise area.
Download: Robinson Park local development plan
Despite the City’s efforts to encourage positive activities at the park, a lack of passive security has led to ongoing issues with antisocial behaviour. The park is mainly used by residents as an off-leash dog exercise area.
Through its Public Open Space (POS) Strategy, the City developed a proposal to subdivide part of the land to create 42 residential lots and use the proceeds from sale to redevelop the park. There will be better passive security, with homes facing the park area, and the community will benefit from a great new park.
Several years ago, the City began the process of rezoning the land and consulting with residents about the proposal. Following the WA Planning Commission’s approval to rezone the land, the City has started work on the residential subdivision process, including the tender for construction.
Construction works are expected to begin in mid-2019 for both the park redevelopment and residential subdivisions.
Blocks in the new residential subdivision will range from 350m2 to 447 m2 and are expected to be available for sale once the park redevelopment is complete.
The new park area will feature a children’s playground with nature play elements, picnic areas, an off-leash dog exercise area, public toilets, car parking, path network and lighting.
It will provide a terrific space for dog lovers and local residents, giving people a quality park for recreation and leisure and a great new venue for City-run community events.
While Robinson Park is under construction, there are a few nearby parks where dog owners can exercise their dogs off-leash.
Please refer to the following links for dog exercise areas near you: